^^^^^ YUP!!! I was TERRIFIED to go swimming in a pond and yes...even had my doubts about a swimming pool.
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Great film for it's day! One of my favorite parts..
"In a moment of male bravado and poignancy, shark hunter Quint and shark expert Matt Hooper compete to show their scars. They volley back and forth, showing scars from a St. Patrick's Day brawl, a moray eel, an arm-wrestling contest, a bull shark bite, a thresher shark attack, and (jokingly) a broken heart!"
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Posts: 9557 | Location: 140 mi to Margaritaville, FL | Registered: January 02, 2008
Saw it in the late 70’s at 4. You could not pay me to scuba dive to this day. I make an annual trip to surf in the Pacific every year. On one part of the island where I stay half the time I am there, in two successive years people have swam out too far into the channel and got eaten. They think by Tiger Sharks. I get in the water but don’t go very far. Other part of the island where I surf let’s just say I treat it like an LZ.
I don’t want no teenage queen. I just want my M14. If I die in the combat zone, box me and ship me home. Pin my medals upon chest. Tell my mom I done my best.
I did a relay charity swim across Long Island Sound. We had a team of swimmers and you would take 1 hour shifts give or take. After about 30 minutes of swimming, you would start imagining all kinds of shadows, then you’d have some seaweed touch your leg and jump out of your skin. As a kid I struggled snorkeling in the lakes of New Hampshire and Maine after watching Jaws.
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Posts: 1995 | Location: Middle-TN | Registered: November 05, 2003
I was flats fishing in Florida when I noticed movement in the water near my feet. It was a shark! A rather harmless sand shark. But knowing that was not much comfort, since I figured there were probably more sharks nearby. On another trip, I had a Barracuda swim between my feet. Florida is fun!
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Posts: 12168 | Location: Marquette MI | Registered: July 08, 2014
Jaws never bothered me. Now, Jaws 2 freaked me out, when the shark ate the helicopter (makes sense in context). I don't know why, but that really bothered me for some reason (and it wasn't because the movie really REALLY sucked). . .
Jaws was a great movie. The exchange between Hooper and Quint over their scars was one of the finest moments in cinema:
“Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into her side, Chief. We was comin’ back from the island of Tinian to Leyte. We’d just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes.
Didn’t see the first shark for about a half-hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that in the water, Chief? You can tell by lookin’ from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn’t know, was that our bomb mission was so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn’t even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin’ by, so we formed ourselves into tight groups. It was sorta like you see in the calendars, you know the infantry squares in the old calendars like the Battle of Waterloo and the idea was the shark come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin’ and hollerin’ and sometimes that shark he go away… but sometimes he wouldn’t go away.
Sometimes that shark looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a shark is he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn’t even seem to be livin’… ’til he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then… ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin’. The ocean turns red, and despite all your poundin’ and your hollerin’ those sharks come in and… they rip you to pieces.
You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don’t know how many sharks there were, maybe a thousand. I do know how many men, they averaged six an hour. Thursday mornin’, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boson’s mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water, he was like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he’d been bitten in half below the waist.
At noon on the fifth day, a Lockheed Ventura swung in low and he spotted us, a young pilot, lot younger than Mr. Hooper here, anyway he spotted us and a few hours later a big ol’ fat PBY come down and started to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened. Waitin’ for my turn. I’ll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went into the water. 316 men come out, the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945.
Anyway, we delivered the bomb.”
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Posts: 21276 | Location: Hobbiton, The Shire, Middle Earth | Registered: September 27, 2004
Originally posted by YooperSigs: The scene in which Robert Shaw talks about the Indianapolis is the best scene in Jaws and send chills up my spine every time I hear it.
I remember watching the story on that scene. Robert Shaw got really drunk, not only because he was an alcoholic anyways but he wanted it to be authentic. So he over did it and the scene didnt go so well. The next day they reshot the scene, but he made sure to stay sober for it- nailed it on the first take.
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Posts: 3306 | Location: California | Registered: May 31, 2004
Heard just the other day that one of the reasons the first girl's death scene was so convincing is that she actually broke a rib during the filming because of how hard they were jerking her back and forth on the harness. So her pain was real pain, not acting.
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Posts: 19231 | Location: SE PA | Registered: January 12, 2001
That scene where they are talking about scars and the Indianapolis is one of the best scenes ever filmed for movies. Much like the scene between Pacino and De Niro in Heat. It takes to story to a new level.
Years ago I heard a comedian say the definition of a bad ass was somebody who could go swimming while the theme from Jaws played.
Posts: 1298 | Location: North Carolina | Registered: May 31, 2005
I was one of those kids who saw jaws far too young and I do indeed remember being scared of Jaws “sneaking up on me” in a pool. Then at some point I realized Jaws was pretty much bigger then the pool I was in. Ohhhh I was still scared but at least that sonofabitch couldn’t sneak up on me.
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